Gstaad
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Key facts and figures

Gstaad: 38 facts and highlights

1. ski slopes

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
94
Big Sky: 250

2. mountain height

The height of the mountain is the difference in height between the lowest and highest point. Tall mountains can offer longer pistes, better views, and often better snowfall.
1950meters
Gressoney: 3550meters

3. distance from airport

A nearby airport is ideal, as journeying by car or bus through mountainous areas can take longer than on flat terrain.
157km
Smugglers Notch: 0.03km

4. restaurants

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
31
Zell am See-Kaprun: 180

5. skiable area

The size of area available for skiers to enjoy on the mountain as measured in kilometres.
250km
Champéry: 650km

6. Allows off-piste skiing

In resorts which allow off piste-skiing, you can ski anywhere which is great for adventurous types. However, there are hazards such cliff edges, avalanches or simply getting lost and suffering exhaustion.
Gstaad
68% have it

7. longest run

The longest ski run at the resort. A longer run can be more challenging and will test your endurance.
10km
Zermatt: 25km

8. ski pass daily

The average price of a one day "all access" ski pass at the resort.
27$
Sansicario: 0$

9. Has night skiing

Certain trails are illuminated so that you can carry on skiing even after the sun goes down.
Gstaad
51% have it

10. The resort has open cross country skiing

Cross country skiing is an Olympic sport which provides great exercise for both the upper and lower body.
Gstaad
88% have it

11. has lake/s

Source: Wikipedia, 2017; city's official website, 2017.
Gstaad
40% have it

12. trails (difficult)

High difficulty trails are designed for experienced skiers who enjoy a challenge.
11
Big Sky: 150

13. Has toboggan runs

Toboggan runs are dedicated slopes or slides that you can slide down on a toboggan.
Gstaad
53% have it

14. hotels and hostels

With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
22
Val di Fassa: 188

16. Has ice climbing areas

Ice climbing is a great sport for adrenalin seekers. It entails climbing frozen cliff edges/waterfalls using tools such as ice axes in order to grip the surface.
Gstaad
37% have it

17. Has a ski school

Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.
Gstaad
94% have it

18. summit height above sealevel

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
3000meters
Claviere: 5774meters

19. trails (medium)

Medium difficulty trails are ideal for regular skiers.
35
Whistler Blackcomb: 110

20. has smoking ban in public places

Source: city's official website, 2017.
Gstaad
59% have it

21. base elevation

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
950meters
Arapahoe Basin: 3286meters

22. ski lifts total capacity

This is the amount of people that can be transported by ski lifts etc. per hour. A bigger uphill capacity can indicate less waiting time, although it will be affected by how busy the resort is.
53000
Val Gardena: 115238

23. snow parks

A snow park is similar to a traditional skate park, designed especially for winter sports. It has various rails, jumps and jibs so that skiers and snowboarders can perform tricks.
3
Stowe Mountain: 12

24. months open yearly

A longer ski season offers more flexibility on when to visit.
5months
Samnaun: 10months

25. Has an ice rink

At the ice rink you can get your skates on and try your hand at a different winter sport.
Gstaad
61% have it

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